John Lennon 1969 Portrait


John Lennon 1969 Portrait, illustrated from a rare photograph by Tom Hanley at the Apple Offices in London, November 25, 1969, age 29. Also featured as the cover photo of his album, “Gimme Some Truth”.

Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history.

Along with the rest of the Beatles, Lennon was made a Member of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire (MBE) on Oct. 26, 1965, an act of recognition demonstrating the immense pride the nation took in the band’s incredible worldwide success.

Calling a news conference for Nov. 25, 1969, Lennon announced his intention to return his MBE to the Queen and outlined his reasons for doing so, which were succinctly summed up in a typically cheeky note that read as follows:

Your Majesty,
“I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts.
With love.” John Lennon

Lennon left the Beatles in September 1969.

On December 8, 1980, After a session at the Record Plant in NYC, Lennon and Yoko Ono returned to their Manhattan apartment in a limousine at around 10:50 p.m. EST.
They exited the vehicle and walked through the archway of the building when Mark David Chapman shot Lennon four times in the back at close range. Lennon was rushed in a police cruiser to the emergency room of Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:00 p.m.

He was 40 years old.

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All prints are produced using Giclee printing process which is used for archival art reproduction. This process uses fade-resistant archival pigment-based ink which lasts over 100 years. All prints are printed on 310GSM, Luxurious mould-made, 100% cotton rag Archival Certified watercolor paper.

Archival Conservation Mat is included with your purchase. Mat is a high quality, 4 ply (1/16″) surround mat. These frame mats are acid-free & Lignin-free made with 100% virgin alpha-cellulose surface, core and backing papers. So your caricature with mat will fit into a standard comparable frame either “20” x 24″ or “16” x 20″ depending on the print size, (frame not included). Price also includes a Backer Board.

32″ x 40″ stretch canvas print is produced by Giclee printing process and are hand stretched over heavy duty American made white pine. The canvas print is varnished twice after printing. The canvas prints are ready to hang (complete with hanging wire).

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
Print Size

32" x 40" Stretched Canvas Print $495, 20" x 24" Stretched Canvas Print $330, 11" x 14" Watercolor Print $95, 16" x 20" Watercolor Print $185